World Gold Council:

GS Paper 2: Topics Covered: Important International institutions, agencies and fora, their structure, mandate.   World Gold Council: Context: As per WGC’s ‘Bullion Trade in India’ report: Imports made up 86% of India’s gold supply between 2016-2020, and inbound shipments continue to grow despite high import duty. Since the first duty hike in 2012, India …

Bird Flu: 

GS Paper 2: Topics Covered: Issues related to Health.   Context: Fresh cases of bird flu have been confirmed in the Kuttanad region of Kerala. Response teams have been formed for culling birds in affected areas. Samples have tested positive for the H5N1 influenza virus.   What is bird flu? Also called avian influenza. It …

75 yrs of Constituent Assembly’s 1st sitting:

GS Paper 1: Topics Covered: Modern history and important events.   Context: The Constituent Assembly of India had held its first meeting 75 years ago on December 9, 1946. Distinguished people from different parts of India, different backgrounds and even differing ideologies came together with one aim- to give the people of India a worthy …